Dorothy Parker Quotes


There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
The only ism Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.
That woman speaks eight languages and can't say "no" in any of them.
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
If all these sweet young things were laid end to end, I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised.
This novel is not to be tossed lightly aside, but hurled with great force.
You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.
The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant--and let the air out of the tires.
She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.
I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true.
Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.
The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core. Scratch a lover and find a foe!
Hell's afloat in lover's tears.
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

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